HGTV Shows Fake Way More Than You Realize (PHOTOS)

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HGTV Shows Fake Way More Than You Realize (PHOTOS)

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HGTV Shows Fake Way More Than You Realize (PHOTOS)

The little-known production secrets in the slideshow above will either ruin shows like House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper for you… or make you a lot less jealous of their clients! Click through the photos to see how HGTV shows fake the process.

HGTV Shows Fake Way More Than You Realize (PHOTOS)
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1. Much of ‘House Hunters’ is staged

Much of ‘House Hunters’ is staged Credit: HGTV

“We’re making a television show, so we manage certain production and time constraints, while honoring the home buying process,” HGTV told EW in a statement.

“To maximize production time, we seek out families who are pretty far along in the process … We go back and revisit some of the homes that the family has already seen and we capture their authentic reactions.”

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1. Much of ‘House Hunters’ is staged

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“We’re making a television show, so we manage certain production and time constraints, while honoring the home buying process,” HGTV told EW in a statement.

“To maximize production time, we seek out families who are pretty far along in the process … We go back and revisit some of the homes that the family has already seen and we capture their authentic reactions.”

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2. Some ‘House Hunters’ houses aren’t even for sale

Some ‘House Hunters’ houses aren’t even for sale Credit: HGTV

Bobi Jensen, who appeared on the episode “Spreading Out in San Antonio” tells Hooked on Houses that producers only agreed to cast them after they had already closed on their “winning” home.

The two other properties weren’t even on the market; they belonged to friends of theirs!

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2. Some ‘House Hunters’ houses aren’t even for sale

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Bobi Jensen, who appeared on the episode “Spreading Out in San Antonio” tells Hooked on Houses that producers only agreed to cast them after they had already closed on their “winning” home.

The two other properties weren’t even on the market; they belonged to friends of theirs!

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3. ‘House Hunters’ clients film multiple takes

‘House Hunters’ clients film multiple takes Credit: HGTV

Bobi also reveals she and her husband filmed “five or six takes on each scene,” which drove her hubby nuts. (A realtor himself, he only did it for the publicity, she says.)

3. ‘House Hunters’ clients film multiple takes

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Bobi also reveals she and her husband filmed “five or six takes on each scene,” which drove her hubby nuts. (A realtor himself, he only did it for the publicity, she says.)

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4. The ‘House Hunters’ backstories aren’t always true

The ‘House Hunters’ backstories aren’t always true Credit: HGTV

Bobi says the show lied about them being uncomfortable in the smaller house they were moving out of.

“The producers said they found our (true) story … boring and overdone,” she writes. “So instead they just wanted to emphasize how our home was too small and we needed a bigger one desperately.”

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4. The ‘House Hunters’ backstories aren’t always true

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Bobi says the show lied about them being uncomfortable in the smaller house they were moving out of.

“The producers said they found our (true) story … boring and overdone,” she writes. “So instead they just wanted to emphasize how our home was too small and we needed a bigger one desperately.”

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5. You can’t keep the furniture on ‘Fixer Upper’

You can’t keep the furniture on ‘Fixer Upper’ Credit: HGTV

To be fair, however, Season 3 client Jaime Ferguson tells Rachel Teodoro that host Joanna Gaines incorporated some of her existing furniture into the design and gifted her with other design items.

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5. You can’t keep the furniture on ‘Fixer Upper’

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To be fair, however, Season 3 client Jaime Ferguson tells Rachel Teodoro that host Joanna Gaines incorporated some of her existing furniture into the design and gifted her with other design items.

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6. The ‘Property Brothers’ might not renovate the whole house

The ‘Property Brothers’ might not renovate the whole house Credit: HGTV

Though the Scott brothers claim the whole house gets renovated, time constraints mean applicants have to pick four rooms for their reno budget, according to POPSUGAR.

6. The ‘Property Brothers’ might not renovate the whole house

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Though the Scott brothers claim the whole house gets renovated, time constraints mean applicants have to pick four rooms for their reno budget, according to POPSUGAR.

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7. ‘Love It or List It’ reportedly fakes the “after” shots

‘Love It or List It’ reportedly fakes the “after” shots Credit: HGTV

A friend of someone who was on Love It or List It tells Hooked on Houses the production team ran into renovation issues and photographed a half-finished room for the “after” shots.

“They even did not finish sewing some of the cushions for the couches and just wrapped the fabric and placed it just so to look as though it was,” this source says.

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7. ‘Love It or List It’ reportedly fakes the “after” shots

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A friend of someone who was on Love It or List It tells Hooked on Houses the production team ran into renovation issues and photographed a half-finished room for the “after” shots.

“They even did not finish sewing some of the cushions for the couches and just wrapped the fabric and placed it just so to look as though it was,” this source says.

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The little-known production secrets in the slideshow above will either ruin shows like House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper for you… or make you a lot less jealous of their clients! Click through the photos to see how HGTV shows fake the process.